Joely Richardson left nip/tuck in the middle of last season for personal reasons, leading the writers to explain it away with yet another break-up in the McNamara household. Now that she's returning for season five, is there any hope for another reconciliation?
Joely Richardson Talks Nip/Tuck Season Five
"Would that be the 7th?" Richardson joked. "I don’t know. It’s all under discussion right now because Ryan Murphy hadn’t done his contract and nobody else’s had been decided until his was sorted and his was sorted out about 10 days ago so everyone is just talking about it now. If it all works out, I cannot imagine that there wouldn’t be another go at reconciliation."
Of course, that's what the actors want. That's not usually what they get. "I think Dylan [Walsh] and I would love to have another go because, speaking personally, you work together that long, you become very fond of each other and when last season when we had to say good-bye to each other, it was very horrible for both of us. But it’s not a happy show. It’s not a show about happy people or happy endings so we’re never going to have a nice, easy relationship."
With the boys moving their practice to L.A., Julia McNamara would have to adjust. Richardson is enthusiastic about the change. "I think it’s really good because first of all, we were never really in Miami. I think maybe to the viewer it was because they do those exterior shots. But I think it’s perfect. I think it’s just what it needs now. It needs a different location. It needs new energy so I think it’s fantastic."